broken windows theory

by Paul Graham February. 27, 2008 2547 views

“Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.
Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or breaking into cars.”

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Richard S 9 years, 2 months ago

LOL, got to agree, one broken window in a building is almost like permission to brake the rest.

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Carley 9 years, 2 months ago

The first one is stunning!

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Rodrigo 9 years, 2 months ago

great shot .... .and interesting theory ...

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Vterezia 9 years, 2 months ago

Great post, good perspective !!

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Ahunnatalulalina:D 9 years, 2 months ago

**<<.......wow....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>**

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maria 9 years, 2 months ago

great set!

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Mario Jean 9 years, 2 months ago

Your quote is right. Can't argue with you on that. And that is sad. Human nature...

Both stunning shots. Amazing details and fabulous light.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tantatantan 9 years, 2 months ago

the first is really stunning!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jack 9 years, 2 months ago

Good idea & powerful contrast, Paul:-)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 2 months ago

So true! Love the first one especially :-)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Cardona 9 years, 2 months ago

Great perspective and cuts! Well done!

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Silke 9 years, 2 months ago

Interesting line of thought !
Why is it so ??
I think, it`s a kind of "group pressure" in big cities!
Here in a village won`t this happen! Our kids play in ruins "Pirates" or other kinds of heroes.

The destroying part of the society has no other perspectives - too bad!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 9 years, 2 months ago

:-)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Almond 9 years, 2 months ago

#1 very powerful image, love the angle, textures´wall and colours.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kasia 9 years, 2 months ago

I have to say that...
first one is awesome...
this blue sky with odl building..
looks special

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivã¡N Islas 9 years, 2 months ago

My fav is number one! Interesting text!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Abbeyh13 9 years, 2 months ago

wow...
great post...
love the treatment of the photo.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carolina Quevedo 9 years, 2 months ago

The angle in #1 is great

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Julie 9 years, 2 months ago

Great post - something to think about.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 2 months ago

Great post. Love the perspective and the colours..

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
É»„Æ™‹Ç†™ 9 years, 2 months ago

great post!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tracy 9 years, 2 months ago

This building has such character! Great set.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 9 years, 2 months ago

Great post... both the photos and the theory, something to think about!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Frenchies 9 years, 2 months ago

Wow ! Great post !

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George 9 years, 2 months ago

great photo. love the angle that youve decided to take it at.

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